Journalists on the move – Week of April 24

by | Apr 28, 2017 | Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

The Washington Post: Michael Falcone, former Washington editor for ABC news, joins as executive producer of “Washington Post Live”.

The Wall Street Journal: Lara O’Reilly, former senior editor of Business Insider, joins as reporter covering media and marketing. O’Reilly will also be responsible for the “CMO Today” e-newsletter. Eduardo Kaplan moves from deputy world editor to editor of Business & Finance section.

Bloomberg Businessweek: Otis Bilodeau moves from deputy editor to Asia regional manager. Jim Aley moves from features editor to deputy editor. Howard Chua-Eoan becomes deputy editor, but will continue to manage front-of-book coverage. Aaron Kirchfeld moves to executive editor of Bloomberg News, overseeing global deals coverage.

Politico: Renuka Rayasam joins as national healthcare correspondent, focusing on health policy and politics in the state of Texas.

CNBC: Jeffrey McCracken, former executive editor of Bloomberg, joins as managing editor for digital. He replaces Jeffrey Nash, who moves to managing editor of audience growth.

New York Daily News: Jim Gaines, director of branded content for The Atlantic, joins as enterprise editor.

The Atlantic: John Swansburg, deputy editor of Slate, joins as senior editor.

ESPN: lays off 100 employees, including Brian Bennett, Jim Bowden, Eamonn Brennan, Scott Burnside, Jeremy Crabtree, Jay Crawford, Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore, Brendan Fitzgerald, Ashley Fox, Mike Goodman, Johnette Howard, Melissa Isaacson, Danny Kanell, Paul Kuharsky, C.L. Brown, Pierre LeBrun, Robin Lundberg, Joe McDonald, Jane McManus, Brett McMurphy, Ted Miller, Max Olson, Dana O’Neil, Doug Padilla, Mark Saxon, Jayson Stark, Ethan Strauss, Jean-Jacques Taylor, Jesse Temple, Derek Tyson, Justin Verrier, Austin Ward, Calvin Watkins, and Ed Werder.

The Daily Herald (Chicago, IL): Robert Feder joins as media columnist, but will continue to write for RobertFeder.com.

Observer: Lawrence Lewitinn, former Yahoo Finance producer, joins as deputy editor overseeing business and technology coverage.

Providence Journal: Dave Butler, executive editor, retires in June. Peter Phipps and John Kostrzewa accept buyouts. Karen Lee Ziner, general assignment/immigration reporter, leaves.

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH): Ginger Christ moves from transportation reporter to healthcare business beat. Julie Washington moves from home and garden writer to medical technology beat. Zachary Lewis moves from fitness columnist to coverage of wellness and critic of classical music.

Modern Healthcare: Matthew Weinstock joins as managing editor. Alex Kacik, former estate/finance editor for Pacific Coast Business Times, joins as reporter covering hospital operations. Adam Rubenfire moves from reporter to custom content strategist on Education and Events team.

MedPage Today: Kristina Fiore moves from associate editor to deputy managing editor.

Refinery29: Judith Ohikuare, former associate editor for Cosmopolitan, joins as work and money writer.

Stat: launches tabloid supplement in The Boston Globe.

NPR: Robert Siegel, co-host of “All Things Considered”, leaves.

Financial Times: Katrina Manson moves from East Africa correspondent to U.S. foreign policy and defense reporter. Stephen Foley moves from U.S. investment correspondent to deputy news editor.

TV Spy: Kevin Eck, editor and producer, leaves.

GeekWire: Tom Krazit joins as editor of cloud and enterprise.

TechTarget: Jean DerGurahian, previously senior communications specialist for NYISO, joins as editor of features and ezine for SearchNetworking.com.

Good Housekeeping: Lindsey Murray, former assistant editor at Real Simple, joins as editor of online trends & reviews.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Brice Anderson, managing editor, retires.

Postmedia: Glen Schaefer, Tracy Sherlock, and Mike Beamish of the Vancouver Sun/Vancouver Province accept buyouts. Union and Postmedia agree to mitigate job losses, saving 21 of the 54 layoffs of March 10.

CBC: Chris Brown will head new Moscow bureau, with Corinne Seminoff as field producer and Pascal Dumont as shooter/editor. Mark Szyzlo, radio journalist and host of CBC “North Country”, retires. Stephanie Taylor and Alex Soloducha join CBC Saskatchewan.

Discourse Media: Anita Li, formerly with Fusion, joins as media innovation editor. Francesca Fionda, former journalist at Global, joins as data reporter and investigative journalist.

The Toronto Sun: Jim Slotek, film and TV critic, retires.

Rogers Media: will acquire Vancouver AM CISL from Newcap Inc. If approved by the CRTC, CISL will become Sportsnet 650 with year-round sports content.

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